• 12-Nov-2016
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       THANK YOU so much for an overwhelming response to our last event of the year 2017. HMM Diwali Dhamaka was a very successful sold-out event. The highlight of the program was “2 anki dhammal vinodi natak CHOOMANTAR”. We had a professional quality Natak in a professional theater doubling our enjoyment. Natak was written by Shri. Vasantarao Kanetker and was directed by our own cultural lead Chaitrali Thote. The talented artists Viju Bhadkamkar ,Shirish Khandekar, Veena Watwe, Ram Watwe, Sadhana Kamat, Abhishek Bhat, Kshipra Satbhai, Samir Karandikar and Akshay Deshpande spent many hours rehearsing and it was apparent in the amazing and entertaining performance. Excellent acting, directing, sounds and lights. Keeping the Marathi theater alive in America at this professional level is truly creditable.

       We published our Biennial E- Diwali Ank "Sneh" (digital publication). We had creative writing from various HMM members from Greater Houston area and their families. From heart-touching stories like "Rukhaiya", a family's experience during "Harvey", engrossing articles, beautifully written poems, Charolya and more, "E -Diwali Ank Sneh 2017" is a treat for everybody. With jokes to put a smile on everyone's face and drawings and sketches by our little upcoming artists this edition has it all. The cover was specially created by Jyotsna Phadke with Houston skyline at dawn to represent the new beginning after Hurricane Harvey and a picture of two hands (adult and child) touching with love to depict Sneh.

       Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks to all the awesome vendors, volunteers and participants! Special thanks to Sameer Patil and Pradnya Deshpande for the wonderful photography.

       Photos by Samir Patil.

       Photos by Pradnya Deshpande.